GOP Intensifies Pressure On Obama To End Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

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Michigan Is Still Fighting A Court Order To Provide Water To Flint

Nearly three weeks after a federal judge ordered Michigan officials to deliver bottled water to Flint residents who lack access to safe drinking water, the state continues to fight it. The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson on Nov. 10, calls for state and city officials to deliver bottled water to all…

Huge Cobra Terrorizing Apartment Complex Toilet

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A Post-Election Prescription: Environmentalism Without Borders

Environmental organizations should launch a national campaign that reaches out to all Americans, across all social, economic, political and geographic borders, environmentalists or not — and offer a $1 full membership to anyone willing to join. This is the inclusive, populist principle upon which American environmentalism was founded almost five decades ago, and a path…

Obama administration will keep tough fuel standards in place

The Obama administration says it plans to stick with strict fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the model years 2022 to 2025, despite protests from some automakers and concern about how the incoming Trump administration might alter them. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday proposed leaving the current standards in place,…

A Path for Forests and the Planet

On November 19, the 22nd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) ended in Marrakesh. It was at COP 21, just last December in Paris, that 195 countries came together to adopt the historic agreement to mobilize global action against climate change. Many called it the most…

Santa Got Me A Puppy: What You Need To Know Before Gifting A Dog

Thinking about getting a dog or gifting one? Read this first! Last year, Santa got me a puppy. Zoey’s 2016 Christmas picture For two years I had been telling my retired father he needed (we, really, so that I could play with it when I visited) to get a dog. He wasn’t ever ready until…

Iraq War Veteran’s New Battle Is Fighting Dakota Access Pipeline

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This City’s Nighttime Wildlife Cam Got Real Weird, Real Fast

When police in Gardner, Kansas, received reports of a mountain lion in the city’s Celebration Park, they set up a couple of trail cameras at night to try and confirm the sightings. They didn’t capture the majestic feline in action, but they did catch some, uh, other stuff. “We now have another different concern,” the department…